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Christmas Outreach

The Appalachian Coalfields Ministry, sponsored by NC Baptist Men, seeks to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people living in the Appalachian Area. Working with scores of ministry centers and small churches in five Appalachian states, we help mobilize volunteers and resources to meet needs. One of the greatest ministry needs in this area occurs at Christmastime. North Carolina Baptist Men are calling on churches statewide to respond to this need through APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS OUTREACH in 2014.


 
BACKPACK COLLECTION:
Our goal is to collect 15,000 backpacks of items to be distributed to Appalachian children in areas of need in December of 2014. Collection areas will be set up across the state for churches to bring their backpacks. Specific sites will be listed on the Baptists On Mission website later in the year. These zippered school backpacks should each include:
 
1) School supplies such as crayons, notebook paper, pencils, pens, composition books, folders, erasers and rulers
2) Small items of NEW clothing such as winter hats, gloves, socks, underwear
3) Small pop-top canned food such as ravioli, tuna, beef stew, vegetables, fruit
4) At least one NEW, age appropriate non-breakable toy
5) Hygiene items including toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, brush or comb, shampoo, deodorant 
(these items may be placed in a one gallon Ziploc bag).
6) A children’s Bible 
7) Fresh, wrapped candy
 
Before delivery, a copy of the Christmas story will be placed in each bag as well as an enrollment card for the Appalachian Regional Ministry Mailbox Bible Club. This is an ongoing correspondence discipleship program that has been very effective throughout Appalachia. 
 
Each backpack should be labeled boy or girl as well as the appropriate age. We suggest the age groups to be 3-5, 6-9 and 10-14. We ask that you prepare your backpack as you would for your own child or grandchild, with new items, not used ones. This quality gift may be the only Christmas present this child receives, and will be a witness of Christ’s love.

Here are a few possibilities for getting good deals on the backpacks:
(There are more as well - just Google "wholesale backpacks.)

Backpacks, USA
Wholesalestockroom.com
Dollar Days
Wholesalebackpack.com

THREE WAYS YOU AND YOUR CHURCH CAN HELP:

1) COLLECT ITEMS AND PREPARE BACKPACKS to be taken the a regional distribution center. Start now. You should have the needed information on this webpage to begin planning. 

2) BE A COLLECTION SITE FOR YOUR AREA for the Christmas backpacks. We need churches and/or association offices who can have volunteers ready to meet and assist those who might bring backpacks by on both Saturday, November 15 and Monday, November 17, and who can provide either an enclosed trailer or a box truck for the backpacks to be loaded into. The backpacks collected will then be transported to either Shelby  Mission Camp or Red Springs Mission Camp (near Lumberton) on Wednesday, Nov 19 or Thursday, Nov 20. (If you would be willing to be a collection site and have have a few volunteers for those days, but cannot provide a trailer or box truck please let us know that as well. Thanks!)

3) PARTNER WITH AN APPALACHIAN MINISTRY/CHURCH to conduct a Christmas outreach event in conjunction with the distribution of the backpacks. Event may include preparation of food, games, gospel presentation, etc . Your church would deliver and distribute filled backpacks to the ministry site at the event and participate in ministry activities, which will be planned according to the desires and direction of the ministry center/church. Teams wishing to participate must register through NCBM’s Appalachian Coalfields Partnership. Instructions will be sent to the team leader. 

Please contact Mark Abernathy at mabernathy@ncbaptist.org or by calling 919-459-5607 if your church plans to collect backpacks, if your church would be willing to be a collection site, and/or if you would like to be partnered with a church in Appalachia for a Christmas outreach event. 

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AC14-001a Home Repair/Children's Ministry/Needs Distribution Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Williamsburg, KY
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AC14-001b Home Repair/Children's Ministry/Needs Distribution Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Williamsburg, KY
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AC14-001c Home Repair/Children's Ministry/Needs Distribution Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Williamsburg, KY
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AC14-001d Home Repair/Children's Ministry/Needs Distribution Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Williamsburg, KY
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AC14-001e Home Repair/Children's Ministry/Needs Distribution Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Williamsburg, KY
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AC14-001g Home Repair/Children's Ministry/Needs Distribution Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Williamsburg, KY
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AC14-001i Home Repair/Children's Ministry/Needs Distribution Construction, Evangelism 1/1/201412/30/2014 Williamsburg, KY
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AC14-001j Home Repair/Children's Ministry/Needs Distribution Construction, Evangelism 1/1/201412/30/2014 Williamsburg, KY
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AC14-001k Home Repair/Children's Ministry/Needs Distribution Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Williamsburg, KY
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AC14-002a Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism/Prayerwalking Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Whitley City, KY
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AC14-002b Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism/Prayerwalking Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Whitley City, KY
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AC14-002c Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism/Prayerwalking Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Whitley City, KY
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AC14-002d Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism/Prayerwalking Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Whitley City, KY
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AC14-002e Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism/Prayerwalking Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Whitley City, KY
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AC14-002f Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism/Prayerwalking Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Whitley City, KY
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AC14-003b Community Outreach Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 5/1/20149/30/2014 Huntersville, WV
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AC14-003c Community Outreach Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 5/1/20149/30/2014 Huntersville, WV
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AC14-004a Evangelistic Outreach Evangelism 1/1/201412/30/2014 Lynch, KY
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AC14-004b Evangelism, Nursing Home, Special Outreach Evangelism 1/1/201412/30/2014 Lynch, KY
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AC14-004c Evangelistic Outreach Evangelism 1/1/201412/30/2014 Lynch, KY
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AC14-005 Festival Outreach Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 10/1/201410/31/2014 Fayetteville, WV
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AC14-006a Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism/Prayerwalking Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 6/1/201412/30/2014 Fayetteville, WV
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AC14-006b Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism/Prayerwalking Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 6/1/201412/30/2014 Fayetteville, WV
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AC14-006c Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism/Prayerwalking Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 6/1/201412/30/2014 Fayetteville, WV
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AC14-006d Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism/Prayerwalking Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 6/1/201412/30/2014 Fayetteville, WV
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AC14-007a Backpacks of School Supplies Evangelism 7/15/20148/31/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-007b Backpacks of School Supplies Evangelism 7/15/20148/31/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-007c Backpacks of School Supplies Evangelism 7/15/20148/31/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-008 Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-009a Servant Evangelism/Resort Ministries Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Bryson City, NC
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AC14-009b Servant Evangelism/Resort Ministries Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Bryson City, NC
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AC14-009c Servant Evangelism/Resort Ministries Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201412/30/2014 Bryson City, NC
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AC14-010 Vacation Bible School VBS / Backyard Bible Club 6/1/20148/17/2014 Green Bank, WV
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AC14-011a Hygiene Kits/Outreach Evangelism 1/1/201412/15/2014 Richwood, WV
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AC14-011b Hygiene Kits/Outreach Evangelism 1/1/201412/15/2014 Richwood, WV
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AC14-012a Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism Evangelism 1/1/201412/30/2014 Richwood, WV
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AC14-012b Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism Evangelism 1/1/201412/30/2014 Richwood, WV
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AC14-012c Community Outreach/Servant Evangelism Evangelism 1/1/201412/30/2014 Richwood, WV
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AC14-013a Day Camp/Sport Camp Camps / Retreats 6/1/20148/30/2014 Briceville, TN
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AC14-013b Day Camp/Sport Camp Camps / Retreats 6/1/20148/30/2014 Briceville, TN
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AC14-014 Install Drop Ceiling Construction, Evangelism 1/1/201410/15/2014 Richwood , WV
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AC14-015 Evangelism/Construction Construction, Evangelism 4/1/20148/31/2014 War, WV
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AC14-016 Construction Projects Construction 4/1/201412/20/2014 War, WV
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AC14-018a BYBC/Block Party/Needs Distribution Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 4/1/201411/30/2014 Coeburn, VA
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AC14-018b BYBC/Block Party/Needs Distribution Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 4/1/201411/30/2014 Coeburn, VA
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AC14-018c BYBC/Block Party/Needs Distribution Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 4/1/201411/30/2014 Coeburn, VA
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AC14-019 Church Repairs Construction 5/1/201411/30/2014 Manchester, KY
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AC14-020 House Construction Construction 3/1/201411/30/2014 West Liberty, KY
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AC14-021 Church Renovation Construction 5/1/201411/30/2014 Strunk, KY
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AC14-022 Church Renovation Construction 3/1/201411/30/2014 Pineville, KY
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AC14-023 New House Construction Construction 5/1/201410/31/2014 Fayetteville, WV
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AC14-024 Door to Door Evangelism / Block Parties Evangelism 5/1/201410/31/2014 St. Clairesville, OH
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AC14-025 Block Parties/Servant Evangelism Evangelism 4/1/20149/30/2014 Bluefield, VA
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AC14-026 Vacation Bible School VBS / Backyard Bible Club 6/1/20148/31/2014 Webster Springs, WV
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AC14-027 Vacation Bible School/Evangelism Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 6/1/20148/31/2014 North Belington, WV
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AC14-028 Block Party/Sports Clinic Evangelism, Sports 6/1/20148/31/2014 Spencer, WV
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AC14-029 VBS/Light Construction Construction, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 6/1/20148/31/2014 Weirton, WV
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AC14-030a New Construction Construction 5/1/201410/31/2014 Mathias, WV
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AC14-030b New Construction Construction 5/1/201410/31/2014 Mathias, WV
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AC14-030c New Construction Construction 5/1/201410/31/2014 Mathias, WV
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AC14-031 Construction of Handicap Ramp Construction 3/1/20149/30/2014 Craigsville, WV
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AC14-032 House Construction Construction 3/1/20149/30/2014 Craigsville, WV
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AC14-033 Construction at Church Construction 3/1/201412/31/2014 Richwood, WV
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AC14-035 Church Strengthening Partnership Construction, Evangelism 1/1/201412/31/2014 Meadow Bridge, WV
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AC14-036 Church Remodel Construction 5/1/201410/1/2014 Wierton, WV
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AC14-039 Ministry Supplies Evangelism 1/1/201412/15/2014 Jenkins, KY
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